Wrongly imprisoned 'find it harder to appeal convictions'

Wrongly imprisoned 'find it harder to appeal convictions'
 

People claiming wrongful imprisonment are finding it harder to overturn convictions because the burden of proof is too high, a former appeal court judge says.
Former Lord Justice Sir Anthony Hooper said the challenge to establish innocence is tougher than ever before.
The claim comes in a BBC Panorama programme which reveals fresh evidence in two notorious cases.
The programme looked at the cases of two convicted murderers.
Eddie Gilfoyle and Kevin Lane each served nearly 20 years in prison for crimes they insist they did not commit.
The cases had previously been turned down by the Criminal... read more

 
30 May 2018 in Regional, Views: 59
Source: BBC
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